The body color carries over to the cab, where it is complemented by “tobacco” tone leather on the modified Glide bench seat and the door panels, and on the piping on the German square weave carpet. Minaglia’s Auto Upholstery in Healdsburg, California, created the upholstery, and added some beautiful stitching throughout. The factory dash was smoothed, but otherwise unchanged, including the center Dodge emblem. Dakota Digital instruments were installed in the original configuration on both sides of the emblem. Vintage Air rotary knobs were installed to control the air conditioning and heat. The Budnik Sweeper steering wheel sits on a Flaming River column-shift tilt column. Kustom Kar Audio in Santa Rosa provided sound, courtesy of an Alpine CD/radio unit with Boston Acoustics speakers.
The Whites are very happy with how Zane Cullen and the Cotati staff brought out the best qualities of the Dodge. Cotati Speed Shop finished the project in September. It was in the photo studio less than one month later. You’re looking at a very fresh truck. All that’s left, Jack says, is to take the Dodge to shows when he can, and “drive the wheels off it,” the rest of the time. He’s been driving it around town mostly (800 miles so far), but the trips are starting to get longer and longer. CCT